The Festival

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival 2018!

2018 dates now confirmed! 9/10 JUNE for BTB's 25th Birthday Barnstormer at St Donats!

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Beyond the Border is a wonderful and vibrant three-day festival of stories and music from Wales and across the world. Our home is the stunning medieval castle of St Donats (venue for 2018 TBC), overlooking the beautiful Glamorganshire coast.
At Beyond the Border 2018 there will be, as always, something for everyone. With multiple stages, over 100 performances, a rich programme of activities for young people and their families and a flexible programme allowing audiences the opportunity to see the shows they want, Beyond the Border aims to be better than ever!

Images from BTB 2016

“Three days immersed in tales, so many of which…offered a real education”
- The Times

Our 2018 festival will offer more stories, more experiences and more fun than ever before, whilst maintaining its famously chilled and joyous atmosphere.  

Join us for a feast of storytelling, poetry, music, singing, theatre, circus, puppets and films for all ages, and much much more including:

  • World food stalls
  • Real ale bar
  • Bigger craft market
  • Workshops for all ages
  • Street theatre
  • Story walks
  • Open mic stages
Expect at BTB 2018:
  • Kidzone - dedicated area for performances and activities for young people and their families
  • Improved campsite with free camping
  • Full-time festival shuttle around the site
  • Plus lots more opportunities to take part

“The standard of all the acts I saw were BRILLIANT without exception. I was moved many times” - Audience member, BtB 2014

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